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Healthy Start: Pregnancy 101

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  1. Before we started...

    Initial Appointment Checklist
    11 Topics
  2. First Trimester
    Initial Checklist Before First Appointment
    9 Topics
  3. 1.1 Adapting to the First Trimester
  4. 1.2 Your 1st Trimester Changes
  5. 1.3 Common Questions 1
  6. 1.4 Common Questions 2
  7. 1.5 What is Domestic Abuse?
  8. Healthy Habits
    2.1 Healthy Eating Habits
  9. 2.2 Nutrition during Pregnancy
  10. 2.3 Planning your Exercise Routine
  11. 2.4 How Smoking Affect Pregnancy
  12. 2.5 Quit Smoking during Pregnancy
  13. 2.6 Sex and Pregnancy - During
  14. 2.7 Skincare during Pregnancy
  15. Prenatal Visits, Tests and More
    3.1 Pre-Natal Care
  16. 3.2 Your Weight
  17. 3.3 Gestational Diabetes
  18. 3.4 Kicks Count
  19. 3.5 Placenta Previa
  20. 3.6 Preclampsia
  21. 3.7 Anemia
  22. 3.8 Blood Glucose
  23. 3.9 RH Negative Screening
  24. 2nd Trimester and Body Changes
    4.0 Second Trimester Checklist
    10 Topics
  25. 4.1 Adapting to 2nd Trimester
  26. 4.2 Your Second Trimester Changes
  27. 4.3 Back Pain during Pregnancy
  28. 4.4 Body Changes During Pregnancy
  29. 3rd Trimester, Comfort Tips and Relieving Back Pain
    Third Trimester Checklist
    12 Topics
  30. 5.1 Adapting to 3rd Trimester
  31. 5.2 Your Third Trimester Changes
  32. 5.3 Comfort Tips
  33. 5.4 Relieving Back Pain during Pregnancy - Moving Safely
  34. 5.5 Relieving Back Pain during Pregnancy - Pelvic Tilt and leg lift
  35. 5.6 Relieving Back Pain during Pregnancy - Positioning Yourself
  36. 5.7 Relieving Back Pain during Pregnancy - Tailor Sit and Trunk Turn
  37. 5.8 Relieving Back Pain during Pregnancy - Wall Stretch & Body Bend
  38. Infant Nutrition and Care
    6.1 Labor and Childbirth - Thinking about a Birth Plan
  39. 6.2 Labor and Childbirth - Support Person Notes
  40. 6.3 Vaginal Birth
  41. 6.4 Vaginal Birth after Cesarian
  42. 6.5 Breech Presentation
  43. 6.6 Cesarean Birth
  44. 6.7 - Before Cesarean Birth
  45. 6.8 Pre-Term Labor
  46. 6.9 Labor and Childbirth - Your Body Prepares
  47. 6.10 Recognizing Labor
  48. 6.11 Preparing for the Hospital
  49. 6.12 - Stages of Labor
  50. 6.13 Induction of Labor
  51. 6.14 Anesthesia Options
  52. 6.15 Labor and Childbirth - Without Medication
  53. 6.16 Labor and Childbirth - Immediately After Birth
  54. 6.17 Preparing to Go Home
  55. 6.18 Understanding Post Partem Depression
  56. Labor, Birth and Aftercare
    7.1 Infant Nutrition and Care
  57. 7.2 Caring for Yourself
  58. 7.3 Anatomy and Breastfeeding
  59. 7.4 Benefits to Breastfeeding
  60. 7.5 Breastfeeding - Common Questions
  61. 7.6 Holds for Breastfeeding
  62. 7.7 Nutrition While Breastfeeding
  63. 7.8 Breastmilk - Expressing
  64. 7.9 Breastmilk - Storing
  65. 7.10 How to Bottlefeed
  66. 7.11 Circumsion Care
  67. 7.12 How to Diaper
  68. 7.13 Bathing Newborn
  69. 7.14 Laying Baby Down to Sleep
  70. 7.15 When to Call the Doctor
  71. 7.16 Umbilical Cord Care
  72. 7.17 Signs of Jaundice
  73. Infant Safety
    8.1 Infant Safety
  74. 8.2 Choosing a Carseat
  75. 8.3 Car Seat Installation
  76. 8.4 Car Safety for Newborns
  77. 8.5 Car Seat Safety Checklist
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7.1 Infant Nutrition and Care

It is essential that you start thinking about your baby’s nutrition and care as soon as they are born. The first few months of a baby’s life are crucial to their development, and what you feed them will have a lasting impact on their health.

There are a few things to consider when choosing the right diet for your baby. The first is what type of milk you will use. Breastmilk is the best option for most babies, but there are also formula options available.

The second is how often you will feed your baby. It is important to feed them on a regular schedule, and to make sure they are getting enough food.

Finally, you need to think about what type of food you will introduce to your baby. You should start with simple, easy-to-digest foods and slowly add more complex options as they get older.

If you are formula feeding, it is important to choose a formula that is right for your baby. There are many different types of formula available, so it is important to talk to your doctor or a lactation consultant to find the best option for your baby.

When it comes to solid foods, you should start with simple options like rice cereal or oatmeal. You can then slowly add fruits and vegetables, as well as proteins like chicken or fish.

It is important to introduce new foods slowly, and to watch for any signs of allergies. If your baby has a reaction to a certain food, it is important to stop feeding them that food and to talk to your doctor.

You should also pay attention to your baby’s stool. If they are having trouble digesting a certain food, it will often show up in their stool. If you are concerned about your baby’s stool, talk to your doctor.

Finally, it is important to keep your baby hydrated. Water is essential for their health, and you should make sure they are getting enough throughout the day. You can give them water in a bottle, or you can offer it to them in a sippy cup.

Infant nutrition and care is an important topic, and one that you should start to think about as soon as your baby is born. By following these tips, you can ensure that your baby gets off to a healthy start.